One of my doctoral subjects had moved me to get on my rubber shoes and walk an hour a day for a week- just to meet one of our requirements in that class.
5.00 am – gets up, prepare myself/5.30 am meet up with classmates and our professor at the university gate/WALKS around the university for 1 hour and ends at 6.45 am/eats breakfast/takes a bath/runs to the class and gets ready for the quiz and report.
That was how I started my day.
I thought to myself, “I will just do this for the sake of my requirements”. So I painstakingly wakes up every morning to walk and later that week, my husband joined the group every morning.
But what else do I get from walking one hour everyday?
A study on the Association of Exercise and Mood “thirty minutes of exercise of moderate intensity, such as brisk walking for 3 days a week, is sufficient for these health benefits. Moreover, these 30 minutes need not to be continuous; three 10-minute walks are believed to be as equally useful as one 30-minute walk” (Andrade and Peluso, 2005).
Health benefits from regular exercise that should be emphasized and reinforced
- Improved sleep
- Increased interest in sex
- Better endurance
- Stress relief
- Improvement in mood
- Increased energy and stamina
- Reduced tiredness that can increase mental alertness
- Weight reduction
- Reduced cholesterol and improved cardiovascular fitness
I am a nurse and I wish to make a change on other people’s lives.
I can see people dying from lifestyle diseases. I can see people suffering from emotion Continue reading